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Social Worker Children's Locality Team

Job Type:
Contract
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Child Protection
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
East of England
Location:
Luton
Salary:
£32 per hour
Posted:
14/02/2018
Job Ref:
AOR-67395

Social Worker  Children's Locality Team - Luton - £32 per hour 

Luton County is looking for an experienced social worker to fill a position within their Children's Locality Team. 

Following the success from Hertfordshire County trialling the "Family Safeguarding Model", Luton Children's Services are one of 5 Local Authorities to have been awarded £2.5m by the DfE Innovation fund to trial the Family Safeguarding Model for a period of 2 years.

There are 5 teams for this model - North, East, South, West & Central - The new model will be being phased out across the teams one by one - therefore the successful candidates for these roles will need to bear in mind there will be a period of transition in which training will be being provided from the DfE funding to all involved. This is an exciting opportunity to gain training for a new outlook in Social Services that is gradually being rolled out to a number of different authorities putting you at the forefront of Social Work.

This team is primarily Child Protection but would also include Children in Need and Looked after Children. Successful social workers will need to have recent involvement and experience within Children in Care, Child Protection Cases, Court Experience and recent assessment experience. They will need to have the ability to work as part of a team, applying judgement, knowledge and experience to develop effective plans for children. They will need to be creative, motivated and demonstrate capacity to manage competing priorities and work under pressure. Key responsibilities will be to work within statutory guidelines. They will need to be capable of assessing needs and plan and deliver focused interventions in a timely way. The team is supported by a well-established management team. 

This is an opportunity to work within a small Local Authority.

Benefits of the role:    

  • Competitive pay rates 
  • Long contracts available 
  • Well performing local authority 
  • Supportive team 
  • Good reputation 
  • Low staff turnover     

Duties will include:           

  • Conducting Core Assessments
  • Child Protection Plans
  • You will have experience of:           
  • Working knowledge of the Children's Act 
  • Court Proceedings 
  • Child protection Care proceedings 
  • Attending Court & relevant reports 
  • Section 47s 
  • Core Assessments 
  • Child protection meetings 
  • Case conferences            

You will need to be:           

  • HCPC registered 
  • Eligible to work in the UK  
  • A full UK licence holder         

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place *
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes. 

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 235 6996
Contact: Amy Ormrod

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